Category Archives: Applying for a Job

Jump-Start Your LinkedIn Profile

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by Lindsey Podguski Whether you like it or not, social media has become an unavoidable fact of life.   You may feel overwhelmed by all of the tweets and status updates or have managed to stay off the grid altogether.  Either way, if you are a working professional or have any hope to be, we have […]

Integrity Starts on Your Application

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by Kristina Burroughs In the world of recruiting, hiring managers place a very high value on one particular quality in their employees: integrity. Integrity is adhering to moral and ethical principles – and that begins with being honest on your application. There are far too many great candidates who make the wrong choices on their […]

A Practical Guide to Perfecting the Cover Letter

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by Daniel Klaren You hear about the importance of the cover letter to your application and know what the cover letter is supposed to accomplish – and yet it can be a struggle when it comes time to write one.  If you are having trouble organizing your thoughts for the content of your cover letter, […]

Why You Should be LinkedIn

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by Kristina Burroughs With LinkedIn’s improving services, user capabilities, and aggressive marketing efforts to get company recruiters to use the business-oriented networking site as their  primary source for recruiting, you should be on it! Whether you are currently job hunting or  perfectly happy  where you are, you should be linking to your company’s page as […]

Avoiding Red Flags on Your Resume

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by Daniel Klaeren Are you thinking about quitting your job?  Are you unsure of how it may affect your long-term employability?  If it has been less than a year since you started your job, you may want to think twice before typing up that resignation letter. The Survey says… In a recent survey by Bullhorn, […]

Customize Your Resume: Showcasing Your Talent

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by Daniel Klaeren In preparing for a new job search, the average job seeker will put together a resume that includes a laundry list of skills, education, work experience, achievements and awards.  Then, as job openings of interest arise, that’s the time to send in an application with the generic resume attached.   Sounds pretty normal, […]

Applying for Roles Wisely (Why More Is Not Always Better)

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by Liz Hine There are times when more is better – more time to travel, more good friends, or more money to donate to others. Submitting more applications for diverse roles to the same company is not one of those cases. Your strategy for submitting applications should mirror a strategy for archery or darts – […]

Humility: Remembering Your Roots

by sysop in Acing the Interview, Applying for a Job, On the Job 101

by Meghann Olshefski Ronald Reagan once said, “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.” Humility and integrity are two of the top employee traits that hiring managers look for when hiring new talent. The best thing you can do for your professional […]

5 Mistakes That Can Cost You a Job

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Ready, Set, Think before you Hit submit by Liz Hine You read or hear about what sounds like the perfect job for you. You hurry to send in your application materials, confident that YOU are the person this organization has been waiting for. Then the bottom falls out and you get declined for the role a […]

Waiting for Their Call (Part 2)

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by Liz Hine The job search process can be exhausting. You spend your time searching for roles that might fit, talking to people you think might be good resources for you, and hoping for an interview. When you do finally get to interview with an organization, sometimes the wait for a response can seem like […]

Waiting for Their Call (Part 1)

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by Kristina Burroughs Ask this question and you will get a wide variety of answers: how often should job seekers follow up with a recruiter?  There really is a fine line, and it is hard to tell when too much persistence can actually hinder your progress to landing the job. Many reasons are possible for […]

Creating a Resume

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by Liz Hine Creating a resume can be a daunting process. Should you have one page or two? Is an Objective statement helpful or a turnoff? The truth is that a lot of what you’ll read about creating the best resume is subjective. It also will depend on the industry and position you are applying […]

Planning for a Job Search

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by Liz Hine If you are facing a job transition, there are so many overwhelming aspects to the process. Here are a few tips to help you get started in your search. Over the coming weeks, we’ll flesh out some of the steps in this process in more detail. 1. Understand what you are looking […]

What do Recruiters Look for in Job Applicants?

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  by Kristina Burroughs Assuming you get past the resume mining and screening process, quality employers look for candidates with strong leadership potential and an ability to influence others. Potential employees who do not know how to follow their leader’s vision will never be ready to lead a project, team, or department. A talented individual […]